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Jacobs remains in the mix in Sochi

Thursday, February 13, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

With another victory, Brad Jacobs is right in the thick of things in men’s curling at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

With a 7-6 win over Denmark on Thursday morning the Jacobs rink improved to 3-2 and took over sole possession of fifth in the standings.

With the game tied at six, Jacobs would make a draw to score one and give Canada the win. The shot came after Denmark would score a pair in the ninth end thanks to a takeout by Denmark skip Rasmus Stjerne to tie the game at six.

Jacobs would fall behind 2-1 through three ends before scoring a pair in the fourth end and two more in the sixth end 5-4 lead. The teams would trade singles in the seventh and eighth ends.

In other men’s action on Thursday, Great Britain improved to 4-1 with a 5-3 win over Team USA. Russia picked up their first win of the tournament by beating Switzerland 7-6 thanks to a steal of three in the tenth end. The other game saw Sweden improve to 4-1 by defeating Norway 5-4, handing the Norwegians their first loss of the tournament.

On the women’s side, Team Canada, skipped by Jennifer Jones, beat Denmark 8-5 in the early draw to improve to 4-0 heading into their fifth game, against Switzerland. Jones then improved to 5-0 with an 8-5 win over the Swiss.

Full Jacobs Schedule

  • Feb. 10 vs. Germany (W 11-8); vs. Switzerland (L 5-4)
  • Feb. 11 vs. Sweden (L 7-6)
  • Feb. 12 vs. Russia (W 7-4)
  • Feb. 13 vs. Denmark (W 7-6)
  • Feb. 14 vs. Norway (12 a.m. ET)
  • Feb. 15 vs. Great Britain (5 a.m. ET)
  • Feb. 16 vs. USA (12 a.m. ET); vs China (10 a.m. ET)
  • Feb. 19 Semi-Final (10 a.m. ET)
  • Feb. 21 Bronze Medal Game (3:30 a.m. ET); Gold Medal Game (8:30 a.m. ET)

Standings

  1. China (Rui Liu): 4-0
  2. Sweden (Niklas Edin): 4-1
  3. Great Britain (David Murdoch): 4-1
  4. Norway (Thomas Ulsrud): 3-1
  5. Canada (Brad Jacobs): 3-2
  6. Denmark (Rasmus Stjerne): 2-3
  7. United States (John Shuster): 1-3
  8. Switzerland (Sven Michel): 1-4
  9. Russia (Andrey Drozdov): 1-4
  10. Germany (John Jahr): 0-4
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